35th Anniversary/New 4K Remastered Version
Sign ‘o’ the Times
Directed by Prince and Albert Magnoli
$12 / $8 Speed members
“Sign ‘o’ the Times is as much a masterpiece on film as it is on record.”—Michael Duquette, Observer
Music legend Prince directed this concert film, culled from his 1987 European tour featuring his band performing 13 numbers, most of them from his double album, Sign ‘o’ the Times. This is high-energy stuff: neon signs flash above the stage, suggesting the honky-tonk district of a big city, and between numbers there are vignettes of street life. Sheila E, Boni Boyer and Cat provide rhythmic, vocal and physical pyrotechnics while Sheena Easton appears in a film within a film, her rock video U Got the Look.
In constant motion, never far from center stage, is Prince, Minnesota’s charismatic virtuoso, giving the performance of a lifetime. 1987, U.S., 4K DCP, 85 minutes. Recommended for 13+.